Parent/Carer Area

FHS Connect

FHS CONNECT is the Forest Hill School secure online portal.

Once you receive your login details you will be able to log in to FHS Connect and access the following information about your child:

  • Registered contacts – you will be able to see who is registered as a contact for your child.  Please note, you must contact us at if you need to make any amendments to contact information.
  • Timetable – you can see details of your son’s lessons for each day and his teachers’ names.
  • Attendance – you can see your son’s attendance records and any reasons for absence.
  • Reports– you can view and download your child’s school reports.

Log in to FHS Connect here

Term Dates

See the current year term dates here

Open Days 2016

Open days for prospective students and their parents and carers will take place on

  • Wednesday 28 September
  • Thursday 29 September
  • Friday 30 September
  • Wednesday 5 October
  • Thursday 6 October
  • Friday 7 October

Visits will begin at 9:15am with a guided tour of the school followed by the Headteacher’s address at 11am.  We expect to finish between 11:30am-12pm.

Please note that there is no parking on the school site and surrounding streets are likely to become busy.
The 75 bus stops outside the school.

Revised Behaviour System

All current information on Relationships and Behaviour is available here

Click here to download the behaviour system flowchart

School Uniform

Forest Hill School is a uniform school with the uniform being a key part of the school and individual House ethos. Please read the uniform list carefully as you may be sent home if you are not in the correct uniform.

It is also expected that you have the essential equipment with you at all times and you may face a sanction from your tutor or your teacher if you do not.

Blazer – Plain black

Trousers – Plain black tailored trousers, not lightweight jeans, cords or cargo trousers

Shirt – Plain white, not polo style

Pullover – Plain black – V neck only

Tie – House Colour Tie

Shoes – Plain black shoes that can be polished. No trainers/shoes that look like trainers. No coloured stitching or laces

Coat – Outdoor coats may only be worn on top of the blazer.  Hooded tops and baseball caps are forbidden and will be confiscated.

Badge – Sewn on blazer pocket

House Flash – Sewn immediately above the badge (This will be provided by the Head of House)

Jewellery – One small stud and a watch are permitted.  No rings, chains or bracelets.

The following items are banned from school and if brought in will be confiscated

  • Hooded jumpers
  • Mobile phones
  • Baseball caps
  • Skateboards or rollerskates

All clothing is to be clearly marked with name and tutor group to assist with identification if mislaid


Bailwood, 246 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6JU
Tel: 020 8852 8727

Wearabouts, 99 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 5UA
Tel: 020 8659 9917

White Hall Clothiers, 244A, High Street, Lewisham, SE13
Tel: 020 8852 8967


The following items are to be brought to school every day:

Blue/black pens (x2), pencils, rubbers, rulers, coloured pencils, calculator

School bag – suitably strong, wearable and large enough to carry books without folding

Additionally please ensure your son has the following items for:

Design & Technology/Art – Apron

Physical Education – Indoor (Sports Hall/Gymnasium): trainers, white socks, white T- shirt, white shorts, towel.

Physical Education – Outdoor (Games): black shorts, long black socks, football boots, games shirt – reversible (one side – all black, other side – black with broad house colour band), towel.

The House System

On entry to the school students are put into a Tutor Group within one of the four Houses.  This system allows brothers to be in the same House with the same Head of House, rather than in different years with different Heads of Year.  This allows us to build up a better quality of contact with the home.

Each House can be identified by its colour.  Every student wears a house flash on his blazer pocket and the house colour is incorporated in the school tie.

  • Drake – red
  • Harvey – yellow
  • Reynolds – blue
  • Shackleton – green

Students stay with the same Tutor and Head and Deputy Head of House throughout their school career.  This allows Tutors and Heads/Deputy Heads of House to develop meaningful relationships with students and their parents and carers and greatly enhances the level of pastoral care we can offer.

In Key Stage 4 students who show responsibility and leadership potential will be offered the chance to become Peer Mediators, Prefects and House Captains.

Transition from primary to secondary school is seen as vitally important and we place great emphasis on ensuring that this process happens as smoothly as possible.  We have close links with our main feeder primary schools; all parents and students have a personal interview with their Head of House or Deputy Head of House prior to starting at Forest Hill School; and in July of their Year 6 all our new students are invited to spend a day at Forest Hill School with their new Year 7 class and tutor.

Absence During Term Time

Parents and carers should be aware of amendments to the Education Regulations that came into force on 1 September 2013 which make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are “exceptional circumstances”.

How Can I Help My Son Improve His Reading Skills?

Parents and carers will know that we are proud to call ourselves a reading school. This handy reading guide is full of useful advice and links to other resources that parents and carers can use at home with their children.

You can download a copy here.

How Can I Help My Son Improve His Maths Skills?

MyMaths is an opportunity for your son to continue his maths learning outside of the classroom. It is an online learning platform with content that covers the KS3, KS4 and KS5 maths curriculum in a clear and innovative way.

Your son can take advantage of:

  • Online maths tutorials which explain all the key maths skills
  • Online worksheets which tell him where he has made mistakes
  • Booster packs to help him get to the next level
  • A variety of games that reinforce and stretch your maths skills in a fun way

Your son also has his own personal page where his teacher can upload different activities for him to complete in class and for homework and he can keep track of how well he is doing in MyMaths.

To access the website please go to he can follow the link in the student area of FHS Connect.

To logon to the school account your son will need to enter the following

Username: foresthill
Password: short1

Your son will also have his own personal ID and password which he will need to enter then.  If for some reason he has misplaced this please ask him to see his maths teacher.

Please encourage him to use this platform as often as possible to improve his maths skills!

PiXL Maths App

Year 11 students should be using the PiXL Maths App to help with GCSE revision. Click here to access

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

For information on the subjects your son will study in Years 7 to 9 and how to support his progress and engagement during these crucial years click here.

Key Stage 3 English Skills Pack

The Key Stage 3 English skills pack contains information and advice on developing essential skills in English which will take students through Years 7 to 9 and beyond.

To download a copy click here.

Cycling To School

Boys are allowed to use their bikes to cycle to and from school only with the permission of the Headteacher. Parents/carers are asked to contact us to request a Cycle Pass for their son.

Please note that the school cannot accept any responsibility for bikes left on school premises.

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium

If your child is eligible for free school meals, not only could you save £400 a year while they enjoy a nutritious hot meal, but the school could also benefit.

For more information click here.

Academic Review Days

At Academic Review Days you will meet your son’s Tutor or Head of House to discuss his progress and any areas of concern.  You must make an appointment via your son beforehand.  Appointments take place during the school day.
Please note: you will not meet subject teachers at Academic Review Day.

  • Year 7  Thursday 17 November 2016
  • Year 8  Tuesday 17 January 2017
  • Year 9   Wednesday 30 November 2016
  • Year 10  Monday 19 December 2016
  • Year 11  Friday 23 September 2016

Parents’ Evenings

At Parents’ Evening you will be able to speak to your son’s teachers to discuss his progress and any areas of concern.  Appointment times must be booked in advance – your son will bring home an appointment sheet beforehand.

Parents’ evenings run from 4:00pm – 6:30pm.

  • Year 7  Thursday 23 February 2017
  • Year 8  Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Year 9  Thursday 9 March 2017
  • Year 10  Thursday 23 March 2017
  • Year 11  Thursday 26 January 2017

Times of the School Day

Monay – Friday

8:40                Bell

8:45-9:05       Tutorial

9:05-9:55       Period 1

9:55-10:45     Period 2


11:05-11:55   Period 3

11:55-12:45   Period 4


1:30               Bell

1:30-1:40      Tutorial

1:40-2:30      Period 5

2:30-3:20      Period 6

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities

Click here for details of the extra-curricular clubs and activities available.

Ofsted Report

Click here to download the latest Ofsted Report (November 2013).

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